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In the Country

In the country – Cliff Richard

The song that got Belle and Sebastian in some trouble when they either unknowingly or not used the same vocal line for Wrapped Up In Books. I really don’t think it matters, but then i don’t have stake in that melody or the money melodies make. It’s for the courts to decide, i guess. The controversy with Elastica “stealing” Wire and other bands’ riffs in what was obviously homage and never plagiarism, culminating in out of court settlements, also seems astonishing and needless to me. I don’t like it. And i don’t like the stirred antipathy of fans, screaming for blood, justice, going to war for their band in the face of a pillaging, heartless other.

Oh Cliff!
Sometimes it must be difficult not to feel as if
you really are a cliff
when fascists keep trying to push you over it!
Are they the lemmings, or are you Cliff?
Or are you, Cliff?

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